good morning. if you are just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, will there or won't there be a football season? here's nbc's mario solis with an early look at all your sports headlines. >> hi there. good morning. with every day, hour and minute, we get closer to an nfl season. the latest news coming yesterday with the players approving the owners' cba proposal. the only thing left is an official vote, and the nfl will be up and running later this week. baseball last week, roy halladay had to leave a game because of heat exhaustion. yesterday he was scorching hot, striking out eight over eight innings. but the play of the game was turned in by the padres' chris d'onofrio. the bomb to center and d'onofrio defusing it. takes away the sure home run from ibanez. unfortunately, not enough. phillies win, 5-3. reds and braves tied at three in the ninth. first batter and first pitch of the inning gone. drew stubbs ending it with the walk-off solo shot.